Rockin' In Rhythm

Sonny Criss

Rockin In Rhythm
  • CAT # OJCCD-1022-25

    1. Eleanor Rigby 5:32
    2. When The Sun Comes Out 4:02
    3. Sonnymoon For Two 9:06
    4. Rockin' In Rhythm 4:27
    5. Misty Roses 5:53
    6. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over 6:30
    7. All The Things You Are 3:33

Like his labelmates Jaki Byard and Booker Ervin, Sonny Criss left a legacy of often overlooked music on the Prestige label that must be taken into account when taking the full measure of jazz in the Sixties. Criss's strengths--originality within the accepted modern style, unrelenting passion, and a knack for making contemporary pop material like "Eleanor Rigby" and "Misty Roses" jazz-worthy--are all on display in this program, which spotlights his alto sax in a quartet setting. Whether the source is Duke Ellington or Lennon and McCartney, Criss assures that each tune receives his intensely personal stamp. There is also a previously unissued version of "All the Things You Are" from an earlier session, with a Walter Davis piano introduction borrowed from Jimmy Heath's "Gingerbread Boy."

with Eddie Green, Walter Davis, Bob Cranshaw, Paul Chambers, Alan Dawson

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